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Paul F. Kunkel


1930 - 2020
Paul F. Kunkel Obituary

Paul F. Kunkel, 89, of Lake Drive, Nesquehoning, passed away Thursday at home.

Born Saturday, Dec. 27, 1930, in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Ira and Hazel (McCurley) Kunkel.

Paul was also predeceased by his siblings, Elizabeth Kunkel, Ruth Steward, Ira Kunkel Jr., Ray Kunkel and Karl Kunkel.

Paul is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A 1948 graduate of Hazleton High School, Paul worked at Tung-Sol in Weatherly.

Paul enlisted and served honorably in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox during the Korean War.

Returning home, Paul attended Penn State University, earning an associate degree in engineering. Paul then entered Bloomsburg University, obtaining a B.S. in education. Paul taught in the Bridgewater, N.J., school district until retiring in 1988. Paul was a talented musician, having served as organist for the Lutheran Church of Somerville, N.J., for many years. Paul played guitar, piano and sang with Ruth and Warren Steward for three decades.

Upon retiring, Paul opened a restaurant, bed and breakfast in Poolvillle, near Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 211 First St., Weatherly 18255. 570-427-4231

Interment will be in Citizens Cemetery, Beaver Meadows.

Please make donations to in Paul's memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes

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